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  • Summer Fun

    Published 14/07/22, by Katie Sturman

                                                                       We have had another busy, fun week this week. 

    On Wednesday we had our final massive maths session of the year. Some of us went into Year Two to work with Mrs O'Connor.  In the Year One classroom, we turned a sports day activity into an opportunity to practice addition and subtraction and counting in 2s. We were very lucky to have some Year Six children help us with this. Click here to see photos from the session. 

    We visited the woodland area to create nature bracelets and listened to a story under the trees. We recapped the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees and found some common wild flowers to stick on our bracelets.

                                                                                                              

     Our school performance Oliver! is taking place next week, so we have been spending some time rehearsing our songs. There is still time for you to book a ticket if you have not done so already. It is a fantastic show and all the children are having a great time taking part.

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  • Oliver!

    Published 29/06/22, by Katie Sturman

    We have our school performance coming up soon! 

    Please head over to our 'Sports and Enrichment' blog for your child to practise their songs at home. 

    I have attached the costume letter which was handed out before May half-term as a reminder for your child's costume and how you can order tickets for the show. 

    REMINDER: Please send costumes in no later than Monday 11th July.

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  • Sports Week 2022

    Published 26/06/22, by Katie Sturman

    Sports week 2022 was a big success - thank you, Miss Robinson!

    Year One took part in lots of fun activities including: 

    Contemporary dance and Bhangra dance
    Netball
    Didi Rugby
    Parachuting
    Races!

    We were lucky enough to see some fantastic sports in action too! We had an exciting assembly with Olympian gold gymnast Sam Oldham and watched one of our very own Year 6's demonstrate her amazing horse riding skills. 

    Head over to our school gallery to see several albums worth of photos from across the week.   
     

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  • Summer is here!

    Published 17/06/22, by Katie Sturman

    We have been enjoying the lovely weather this week in Anning Class.

    We have completed some 'Wild June' activities and collected some wildlife from our school grounds to create a wild plant picture. We enjoyed observing the summer plants and saw lots of insects buzzing around. Click here to see our lovely photos. 

    We have also created some fantastic Andy Warhol art work for the Keyworth Show art competition. You can see your child's art work on display at the show on Saturday 2nd July in the village hall. If you do not want your child's work entered into the competition, please let me know.  

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  • Summer 2

    Published 07/06/22, by Katie Sturman

    Welcome to the final half-term of Year 1!

    Our topic focus this half-term is a history unit all about transport. Our lessons will be based around the question 'How and why has transport changed over time?'.  We compare transport from the past and present and discuss how these have changed. We will also learn about the exciting inventions of the Wright Brothers and George Stephenson and explore how they changed travel around the world. You will find the knowledge organiser for this unit at the bottom of the page. 

    In science, we will continue to learn about the four seasons and their features. We will create our own Anning weather station where we will observe and record the weather conditions and end the topic by comparing our Keyworth weather with sunny Spain!

    Here are the other subjects we will be covering this half-term:
    Literacy: The Adventure of the Queen's Hat, instructions
    Maths:  Place value to 100, money, and time
    Science: Seasonal changes
    Art: Seasonal collage, watercolour skies
    DT: Weather station equipment
    Music: Vivaldi's Four Seasons, making rhythms and beats
    Jigsaw: Changing Me
    RE: Jewish Stories

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  • Happy May Half-Term

    Published 27/05/22, by Katie Sturman

    We have had an exciting week here in Anning class - the perfect way to end Summer 1. 

    Please head over to the gallery to take a look at some photos from Willis' visit. A big thanks to Mrs King for allowing us to borrow her doggy for the morning. We have learnt a lot about how to look after goldendoodles!

    We ended the week with a celebration of our Queen's platinum jubilee. All children had a great time making flags and crowns and especially enjoyed our whole school picnic! Click here to see our photos. 

    Phonics Screener

    Year 1 will be completing their statutory phonics screener during the first week back after half-term. Yesterday, I sent home some resources to help your child prepare for this. These are just ideas and should not take more than 5-10 minutes a day to complete, and will help your child remember all the new sounds they have been learning so far this year. 

    Have a lovely half-term break and I will see you on Monday 6th June.  

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  • Jubilee Day!

    Published 24/05/22, by Katie Sturman

    On Friday morning, children and staff at KPNS will be celebrating the Queen's platinum jubilee. 

    Our morning will consist of a range of fun activities including a special jubilee assembly, fun craft sessions and a whole school picnic on the field!

    Year 1 and F2 children will be joined together to complete two craft activities with myself and Mrs Inglis. We will be making our own crowns and flags to bring to the picnic. I know that they will be so excited to show you what they have made after school. 

    As we are having a picnic outside, please may we ask that you send your child in with a packed lunch. 

    To celebrate the jubilee with an extra special sparkle, we encourage your child to come to school wearing their best red, white and blue clothes!

    Find out more information about this special event here

    Miss Sturman 

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  • A special visitor

    Published 20/05/22, by Katie Sturman

    Dear Anning Parents, 

    What a lovely end to the week! All the children sang their hearts out. I was very proud of them and I know they are proud too!

    Now for some more exciting news...

    Before Easter, Anning class wrote Mrs King some letters asking if they could have their very own class pet. Unfortunately, we have not been able to find a pet for our Year Ones, however, Mrs King has been kind enough to let us borrow her doggy, Willis, this coming Thursday morning! 

    Willis is a super, friendly goldendoodle who LOVES playing fetch, having cuddles and being petted! He is a hypoallergenic dog meaning he doesn't shed, and we won't be sending your children home covered in dog hair!

    By the end of his visit, we will all be goldendoodle experts and be able to write instructions on how to look after a goldendoodle. It would be great if you and your child could come up with some questions to ask Mrs King about Willis about how to care for him. 

    Mrs King has sent a letter to our class outlining the morning which has been sent home with your child today. I have also attached a copy of this letter below. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please catch me before Thursday, so we can put alternative plans in places if necessary. 

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Miss Sturman

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  • Important info for our Jigsaw lessons

    Published 17/05/22, by Katie Sturman

    Dear Anning Parents, 

    This school year we have been implementing ‘Jigsaw’, the PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) Programme across school, which follows a mindful approach to PSHE.

    Next half-term (Summer 2) we will be focussing on the Changing Me Puzzle which includes, in every year group, 2 or 3 lessons to help children understand the changes puberty brings and how human reproduction happens. There is a very serious safeguarding aspect to this work and obviously the younger year groups are not looking at these issues directly and explicitly, but rather learning correct terminology for body parts and covering the foundation work for later year groups.

    In Year 1, we will be looking at the correct names for our private parts in our Jigsaw sessions. Because some of what is being covered may be new to your child, or may prompt them to ask questions at home, I wanted to give you a brief outline of what we will be doing in the sessions. If you wish, you may want to discuss this with your child prior to the sessions (which will commence on Friday 10th June).

    We will begin by discussing how we can tell if animals are male or female. We will then move on to how boys and girls are also different and that one difference is our private parts. Children will be introduced to the vocabulary: penis, testicles, vagina and anus. They will decide which are male, which are female and which are both. Any pictures used are provided by Jigsaw and are illustrations - not photographs.

    We understand this may cause a few giggles. The children will be assured it's okay to get embarrassed or shy as we don't usually talk about our private parts, but it's important to know the proper names for them.

    We will ensure that children are not made to feel ashamed and instead understand private means special or important to us. The session will be taught alongside the 'Pantosaurus' (click here) so that children understand their private parts are just for them and no-one has the right to see or touch them without permission.

    We will end the session by discussing when it is okay and when it is not okay to talk about our private parts e.g. at the doctors.

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  • Anning Class Assembly 20.5.22

    Published 07/05/22, by Katie Sturman

    Year 1 have had a lovely start back to school after the Easter holidays. We are doing really well with our Doodle Maths so keep it up! 

    Class Assembly
    I am excited to invite you to our Anning class assembly which will be taking place on Friday 20th May at 2.50pm. I know all children are excited to share their knowledge of Mary Anning with you on this day and we would be delighted if you could attend. 

    Beatfeet
    Our class enjoyed taking part in a Beatfeet dance session on Thursday and are very excited to participate in another class this week. Take a look at the photos from our session here.  

     

    See you tomorrow!

    Miss Sturman

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  • Welcome Summer 1!

    Published 19/04/22, by Katie Sturman

    Welcome back, and I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break!

    This week we will be starting our new topic Splendid Skies and in this topic we will be taking a deeper look into seasonal changes and exploring weather around the world. We have been very lucky recently to enjoy the lovely sunshine and hopefully this will stick around for a little longer. 
    There is still time for you to complete some home learning activities for this topic and I have attached a few ideas (along with some interesting facts!) at the bottom of the blog. 

    I have attached the topic cover letter where you will find more details about this topic and our weekly spellings for the half-term. We will continue with our spelling quiz on a Friday and will have a weekly spelling session on a Wednesday. 

    Please continue reading with your child at least 3 times a week and record this in their home-school diaries. We are now working towards our gold reading awards so make sure you mark these off in the back of your diaries too. I have been over the moon with your efforts on Doodle Maths over the Easter holidays, and I am pleased to tell you that we have been the top doodlers in the whole school for three weeks! Keep up the amazing work. 

    Phonics Screener
    Towards the end of June, all Year 1 children across the country will be taking part in a phonics screener. Please keep an eye out for more information on this in the upcoming weeks. 

     

    As always, if you have any questions give me a shout, and I'll help where I can. 

    Take Care, Miss Sturman

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  • Happy Easter!

    Published 01/04/22, by Katie Sturman

    We have reached the end of our second term in Year 1, and we have had a really fun time. 

    The highlight of our week was the egg rolling and egg decorating competition! Take a look here for the eggcellent (I had to do it!) entries

    This week we also had the pleasure of visiting St. Mary Magdalene church and we were able to ask the questions we have been exploring in RE. The children enjoyed the visit and really enjoyed drawing features of the church when we returned. Thank you to all of those who joined us on the trip and made it possible for us to go. Take a look at the photos from our visit here

    Over this term we have learnt all about old and new toys, how to categorise animals based on their features and diets and how to make paint prints just like Andy Warhol! In maths we have continued learning how to add and subtract within 20 and are now able to count all the way up to 50! We are starting to master counting in 2s, 5s AND 10S all the way to 100. When we return after Easter, we will be finishing our weight and capacity unit then starting to learn how to multiply and divide. It would be great if you could continue to work on your Doodle Maths as I will be setting some extras to keep your maths minds working. 
    Check out Miss Hopwood's maths blog to see how you can sign up for our Easter doodle challenge. 
     

    Our topic for Summer 1 will be Splendid Skies, and we will be exploring the seasons and weather around the world in more detail. To prepare your child for this topic, please take a look at the home learning ideas attached to the bottom of the blog. 

    Please continue reading with your child over the Easter holidays as this will help them prepare for the phonics screener which will be taking place towards the end of Summer 1 (more information on this will be shared with you when we return).  I have also sent your child home with a learning pack today, and it would be fantastic if you could find some time to complete a few of these activities.

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